Drill: Partner Catches
Equipment needed: 1 ball per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice CATCHING by demonstrating their ability to catch a ball from varying distances with a partner. This will challenge them socially by requiring them to work and share with a partner as they are trying to catch.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can see how far the students make it on the first round. On the second round, the instructor can see if the students can get even farther than they did on the first round.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students must be able to catch and throw a ball with their partner, taking a step back every time they successfully catch the ball at the distance they are at. This works on their ability to participate in visual activities, as they have to judge the distance between their partner and themselves so they know how hard they need to throw, as well as seeing the moving ball and catching it.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines w/ partners.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have an instructor w/ the ball in front of the 2 ninjas.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Students will stand up with their partner.
  • One student will start w/ the ball and then they will throw it to their partner, who will then throw it back.
  • Once the ball is back with the 1st person the students will take 1 step back.
  • They will repeat this process until they get to 3 steps apart.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your eye on the ball.
  • Control your throws so both people can play.
  • Hug the ball when it gets close.
Step 5
  • Continue until each partnership has 2-3 turns.
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